By Emma Koger
In 2001 Cole Stratton, David Owen, and Janet Varney came together to organize Sketchfest, a famed comedy show, for the first time. This year the twelfth annual Sketchfest took place in San Francisco from January 24 to February 10. The original purpose of the festival was to showcase six local Bay Area sketch comedy groups and increase local recognition. The six groups, The Fresh Robots, Kasper Hauser, The Meehan Brothers, Please Leave the Bronx, Totally False People, and White Noise Radio Theatre, performed in the first ever Sketchfest in January of 2002.